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How do you clean a Vacuum Motor Fan without removing the fan casing?
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Post# 414921   10/13/2019 at 18:58 (342 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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So, if I came across a vacuum with a dirty fan. How do I clean the motor without removing the fan casing? Just wondering, thanks!

Post# 414922 , Reply# 1   10/13/2019 at 18:59 (342 days old) by EurekaFanSquid (Sacramento, California)        

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try sticking a little towel in there, it might work.

Post# 414928 , Reply# 2   10/13/2019 at 23:05 (342 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Usually vents filter air in vacuum. You get a vacuum that has blower and auction. This combo will get any more Clea.

Post# 414939 , Reply# 3   10/14/2019 at 11:10 (342 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Victor, what model of vacuum are you wanting to know if you can clean motor without removing fan casing?

Post# 414943 , Reply# 4   10/14/2019 at 18:14 (341 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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I would like to know how to clean the fan in a Bypass Motor machine.

Post# 414984 , Reply# 5   10/16/2019 at 05:31 (340 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
To clean the fan

without opening up the housing I would try reaching in the fan opening with an old dry toothbrush or similar. Then with another vacuum, put the hose over the opening and get as much out as you can. Then if you want to you can dampen an old cloth and wipe around the fan. Be sure it's dry before using it or you could have a mess all over, plus not good to run vacuum with moisture near wiring etc. It's really not that hard to just unscrew the two half round brackets that hold the motor in place. With those removed you can lift the motor housing off of the bottom chassis, and remove about 3-6 screws and you can open it up and do a really good cleaning.You could also check your carbon brushes while you're in there. Take a couple pictures as you take it apart, if you do, just to help you remember where things go! Especially if your not going to finish it in the same day,You'll learn a lot if you do an open surgery on it, but if you aren't comfortable doing it,don't. Maybe some day you'll find an old junker and you can try taking it apart, just to get a feel for it. Good luck either way you decide to clean up the fan.

Post# 414988 , Reply# 6   10/16/2019 at 13:48 (339 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Send it to me for service of course 😁

Post# 414992 , Reply# 7   10/16/2019 at 14:51 (339 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I knew a guy who would actually rinse Bissell motors in the sink and let them dry COMPLETELY before reinstalling them. I wouldn't try it though.

Post# 414993 , Reply# 8   10/16/2019 at 15:44 (339 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
You know....

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I've always wanted to try using pipe cleaners in them I'm unsure how effective it would actually be but it may be worth a shot. I know we often blew the fans out with a powerful air compressor it was effective to a degree.

Post# 415002 , Reply# 9   10/16/2019 at 23:00 (339 days old) by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Compressed air. And I mean from a good sized compressor at 100+ psi. Get a long nozzle air blower and stick it into the fan housing.

Post# 415049 , Reply# 10   10/18/2019 at 15:11 (337 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        

Hows the fan doing, did you get it cleaned?

Post# 415061 , Reply# 11   10/18/2019 at 21:54 (337 days old) by blknblu (CT)        

I use one of my Electrolux's with an inflator nozzle and a small piece of tubing to use as a blower.

Just open the door on the top and attach your house to switch from sucking to blowing.

Also useful to inflate air mattresses, beach balls, snow tubes, etc.

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Post# 415080 , Reply# 12   10/19/2019 at 17:21 (336 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Seattle,Washington)        

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No I was just wondering, I'd do this if My Dad Lets me and if I come across a vacuum with a Dirty Motor fan.

Post# 415480 , Reply# 13   11/3/2019 at 00:29 (322 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
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